Many Americans remember that in 2008, as a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised that electricity rates would soar if he became president, due to the environmental regulations he would place on coal-producing companies. It’s an easy promise to remember because it’s one of the few that he has kept while in office.
The coal industry has been suffering the past few years, but it’s soon going to get a lot worse, thanks to the new regulations established by Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. Obama’s continuing War on Coal – which he’s calling his Clean Power Plan – will force many coal plants to shut down and will send electricity rates even higher than they already are.
Coal is a product that we have a lot of in this country. It’s estimated that it could provide for the nation’s energy needs for approximately the next 25 years. In addition, the coal industry has sacrificially made great strides to clean up its act in terms of the pollution that it produces.
But nothing is good enough for Obama and his neo-Nazi EPA. They are out to destroy the coal industry and they’re not going to stop until they’ve succeeded.
And who’s going to be hurt the most by these new regulations? That’s right, the people in rural communities, and especially those who live in coal-producing areas. Thousands of jobs will be lost when these coal plants start closing at an even faster rate than they are now, just at a time when electricity costs will rise. It will be a double whammy.
But in the end, everybody will be negatively affected. In his effort to clean up the air and slow down the mysterious “Climate Change” that nobody can really explain, Obama is making decisions that will hurt an already struggling economy.
How do you feel about Obama’s War on Coal? Why do you think he’s doing it and what can we do to stop it before it’s too late? I’d love to hear from you about this.